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Offline Daleroso

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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2019, 11:40:42 PM »
Best of luck in your recovery. So sorry🙁

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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2019, 12:52:49 PM »
That makes me see why ADV riders go in for the big tall MX style boots!  :tongue:

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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2019, 01:06:43 PM »
I was wearing Forma Terra Evo boots. It's an ADV/Enduro boot but not full on MX.



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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2019, 01:29:58 PM »
I was wearing Forma Terra Evo boots. It's an ADV/Enduro boot but not full on MX.

Glad you're OK.   I dropped my own '09 Black Hippo on my own leg in Nova Scotia and got a high ankle sprain that bedeviled me for months.   That was on a gravel road that was transitioning to pavement, with pea gravel over asphalt.

I didn't mean to be there.   I was following a guy using a GPS that was taking us all over the place.

If I'm going out to play in the woods, I'm taking a 290 pound 250 of some kind;  there's no way I'm taking that tall, heavy 600 pound, 105-hp monster onto a rutted trail and go 25 MPH.   It's the best road cruiser ever, but I mean, where do you need that much power and weight back in the woods, riding over rocks and muddy ruts? 

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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2019, 02:15:32 PM »
Yeah, something along the lines of a KTM 690 Enduro R would have been better suited to where I was, MABDR alternate expert section, when this happened.

The majority of the MABDR is forestry roads with a few alternate "expert" sections that are only a couple of miles each. The expert sections are doable on a big ADV bike but if it was that kind of terrain all day the Stelvio wouldn't be my first choice.

There were four of us on the trip, three Stelvio's and ironically a KTM 500. It didn't help matters that my Stelvio was also fully loaded for me to live/camp off it for nearly a week so it was heavy.
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2019, 02:17:22 PM »
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2019, 03:15:57 PM »
If I'm going on a trail like that I'm taking my XR650L. Anything else is just too big. But I guess that's why they call it an 'Adventure'
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2019, 07:03:01 PM »
That definitely looks like a "Hey boss,, I won't be in for a few days.  I had a little accident."  Glad your not hurt seriously.  Hope you have a speedy recovery.  You must be "short timing it" aren't you.  How much longer? :copcar:

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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2019, 07:16:07 PM »
Thanks T-Butt.

I had off for 10 days to do the MABDR and it happened on the second section so I have plenty of time for rest and recovery.
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2019, 08:23:19 PM »
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2021, 10:51:01 AM »
I realize this is an old thread, but wondered if you could make any comments about what you had to do to install the barkbusters with heated grips? I see they say they will not fit but obviously you were able to!
Thank you

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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2021, 03:54:30 PM »
AND...did you fix the crack by the added right hand light?
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2021, 05:24:48 PM »
I realize this is an old thread, but wondered if you could make any comments about what you had to do to install the barkbusters with heated grips? I see they say they will not fit but obviously you were able to!
Thank you

I don't have the heated grips on my Stelvio, sorry no input on that one.
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2021, 05:28:59 PM »
AND...did you fix the crack by the added right hand light?
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Re: The Adventures of a Black Rhino
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2021, 05:33:01 AM »
Looks like some good times, thanks for sharing. 

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